AAP’S KEY POLL PROMISES
The date and timing of the swearing-in ceremony would be decided once President Pranab Mukherjee gives his decision, Jung told Kejriwal when he met him.
Born in Haryana and a resident of Kausambi in nearby Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, the IIT-Kharagpur graduate in Mechanical Engineering, defeated incumbent Chief Minister Shiela Dikshit in New Delhi by a huge margin of over 25,000 votes.
The Lt Governor told Kejriwal that he would send the proposal of government making to the President for his decision.
Later, Kejriwal said his government would implement all the promises made in the party manifesto. Electricity, water, enactment of Janlokpal and ending VIP culture.
"Our 18-point charter will form the guiding light of our governance. We didn't ask for support. If parties don't us, we are ready to face elections again," he said.
Significantly, his party leader Prashant Bhushan said they were not taking over power because it will last or it must last a term in office but because people want them to implement the promises.
After the two-hour-long meeting of the PAC at AAP office in Kausambi nearby Ghaziabad district, Kejriwal said AAP has decided to give a letter to the Lt Governor expressing its readiness to form the government.
"We were called by the Lt Governor to discuss government formation on December 14. We had sought time to take a decision as ours is a party of common people and we want to their views,” he said.
"We got responses from the citizens through website, phone calls, SMS and by holding public meetings and most of them favoured government formation by AAP. We are now going to give the letter to LG saying that AAP is ready to form the government," Kejriwal told reporters at AAP's office in Kausambi here.
He said the party held 280 public meetings across Delhi and in 257 such gatherings people favoured formation of government by the party while the rest opined that they it should not take powers.
There has been deadlock over government formation in Delhi for nearly two weeks after the announcement of the results on December 8. AAP has 28 seats while Congress with 8 has agreed to give outside support. BJP is the single largest party with 31 seats in its kitty.
Issuing a stern warning to Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ahead of government formation in Delhi, former chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said the Congress will withdraw its support to the debutant party if the latter fails to fulfill the promises that it made in its election manifesto.
“We have not provided unconditional support. Our support is not conditional, it will be peformance based,” she told mediapersons here.
Slamming AAP's decision to form the government in Delhi with the support of "corrupt" Congress, BJP said the newbie party, which entered politics with a vow to fighting corruption, has not only compromised on its principles but betrayed the faith of the citizens.
"AAP had made promises and vowed to fight corruption but today it entered into an alliance with corruption and compromised with its principles. The government being formed in Delhi is a betrayal to Delhi residents as they rejected corrupt Congress in 2013 Assembly elections," Delhi BJP leader Harsh Vardhan told reporters here.
BJP's position on the issue appeared to be in contradiction of its stand as the party had earlier attacked AAP for shying away from forming the government when Congress had offered it support.
Vardhan, who was BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Assembly polls, said, "Now they are going to form the government with the same corrupt party by striking a compromise. But we extend our good wishes to that party on the occasion of government formation. We pray that they succeed as also the promises which they have made to the public in Delhi.”
|Formation of Aam Aadmi Party|
Aam Aadmi Party, which made an electrifying debut in the Delhi Assembly polls, was formally launched on November 26, 2012. It came into existence following differences between Kejriwal and veteran social activist Anna Hazare regarding whether or not to politicise the popular India Against Corruption (IAC) movement that had been demanding a Jan Lokpal Bill since 2011.